a reasonable explanation 

A Third John 

A confirmation that the apostle wrote the Apocalypse was necessary to get it in the Bible which was being translated and defined by Jerome.  Just before the Vulgate was completed John Chrysostom was in Ephesus replacing seven corrupt bishops.  Jerome needed a reliable version of the Apocalypse.   

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a dispute 

A Writer Named John 

A confirmation that the Apostle wrote the Apocalypse was needed for it to be in the bible today.  Chrysostom was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing the Vulgate.  Many didn’t believe it was written by the Apostle and therefore didn’t belong in the bible.  Thanks to Jerome we have it in the bible today.  

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a canon 

A Sacred Bible 

A list of books that might not contain the Apocalypse at the end of the fourth century.  John Chrysostom, who never quoted the Apocalypse, was in Ephesus at the beginning of the fifth century and Jerome was finishing his Vulgate.  Was Chrysostom able to confirm that the Apocalypse was written by the Apostle?  

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a history of the bible 

A Canon 

A redaction at the turn of the fifth century.  Jerome defined the bible when he finished the Vulgate which would become the official bible of the Church. It contains the oldest existing copy of the Apocalypse.  We can only speculate on what it looked like before that time based on other older existing documents.    

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a patriarch 

A Christian Empire 

A bishop extraordinaire was in Ephesus to replace seven corrupt bishops at the beginning of the fifth century.  John Chrysostom, who never quoted the Apocalypse, could not ignore what John the Apostle may have left there.  At that time Jerome could have been looking for a reliable copy of the Apocalypse.  He was finishing the Vulgate.  

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a reason to believe 

A Reasonable Explanation 

A history of the Apocalypse.  John Chrysostom was in Ephesus when Jerome was finishing the Vulgate.  It would become the official bible of the Church.  It would confirm once and for all that the Apocalypse belonged in the bible.  Before that the jury was out.  Chrysostom was just one of those who didn’t accept the Apocalypse.  What could be the reason?  

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